Eva Mendes Covertly Responds to Ryan Gosling's Heartfelt Golden Globes Tribute

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
are notoriously private about their relationship and family, so it only makes sense that their rare public comments about each other would be equally low-key.

A day after Gosling delivered a heartwarming Golden Globes acceptance speech dedicated to his "Sweetheart" -- without ever actually saying Mendes' name -- the actress coyly responded with an Instagram post that was ostensibly about how much she loved Janelle Monae's red carpet gown.

WATCH: Ryan Gosling Thanks 'Sweetheart' Eva Mendes and Honors Her Late Brother in Emotional Golden Globes Speech

"Obviously this wasn't my favorite moment of the night....But it was definitely my favorite style moment of the night," Mendes captioned a photo of the Hidden Figures star in her stunning black and white Armani Prive gown. "The stunning and talented @janellemonae is killing me with this look. So so so beautiful."

When Gosling, 36, took home the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for La La Land on Sunday, he spent much of his speech thanking his partner, with whom he shares two children, for everything she did for their family that allowed him to have the opportunity to appear in the acclaimed musical.

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"While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," an emotional Gosling told the crowd. "If she hadn’t taken all of that on so that I could have this experience, it surely would be somebody else up here today. So sweetheart, thank you."

To see more from Gosling's amazing Golden Globes acceptance speech, check out the video below.

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